Upcoming R Conferences

January 23, 2017

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Since a few new events have been announced recently, I thought I'd give a run-down on some major R conferences coming up in the next six months.

  • February 18: satRdays, Cape Town (South Africa). This is the second in a series of one-day conferences inspired by an R Consortium proposal. The first event in Budapest was a great success, and the lineup (including an all-women keynote program) looks equally awesome this time around. I'm sad I can't make this one myself!
  • April 21-22: New York City R Conference (USA). New York is a hub for R developers, and people come from all over to hear what some of the major contributors have to say. This conference also has a diverse keynote program, and includes a renowned Python developer(!).
  • May 19-20: R in Finance, Chicago (USA). Now in its 9th year, this conference brings together a fantastic community of R users working in the finance industry. The call for papers is open through February 28.
  • May 25-26: ROpenSci Unconference, Los Angeles (USA). This is a great gathering focused on use of R for open science. (Details will be added to the website soon.)
  • June 5-7: EARL, San Francisco (USA). The Effective Applications of the R Language conference adds a new US venue, and like all EARL conferences will feature real-world applications of R. The call for papers is open for this event and also the London conference to be held September 12-14.
  • July 4-7: useR!2017, Brussels (Belgium). The big one! The annual worldwide R conference attracts hundreds of R users from around the globe with dozens of user-contributed talks and a fascinating keynote program. Talk proposals are being accepted through April 1.

Update Jan 24: And here are a few other conferences suggested by readers:

  • May 25-25: R à Québec 2017 (Quebec City, Canada). The first French-speaking conference focused on R in North America. 
  • June 8: R in Insurance, Paris (France). For academics and practitioners using R as a primary tool for insurance risk management, analysis and modeling.
  • July 26-28: BioC 2017, Boston MA (USA). Annual conference for developers and users of the BioConductor suite of packages for analysis of genomic data.
  • Nov 6-7: Use of R in Official Statistics, Bucharest (Romania) 

Know of any other major R conferences coming up? Let us know in the comments.

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